The St. Louis Rams have played coy about whether or not they'd use the second overall pick on Jadeveon Clowney. Les Snead might not be saying much, but his team isn't just going to ignore one of the most talented defensive players in the last few years of the NFL Draft.
Source tells me #Rams descended upon Rock Hill, SC doing due diligence on Jadeveon Clowney. What they do for all top prospects. No. 2 pick— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 21, 2014
This is par for the course. The Rams, and most teams, do their homework with almost every potential pick for their draft spot. They've said before that they'll scout the quarterbacks too, just to understand more about the players teams could be lured up to the second spot to pick. Les Snead said again on Friday that the Rams are willing to deal the second pick, but there's also no guarantee that will happen. If not, Clowney's a guy that figures into the equation.
Clowney's a monster, but there's a question about whether or not his best fit would be in a 4-3 or a 3-4 defense. Stephen White, a retired NFL defensive end who played for the Buccaneers, took an in-depth look at Clowney, arguing that he would be a better fit as a standup rushing linebacker. But that's not to say he couldn't adjust to playing end in a four-man front.